It was bad all the way around.
(By the by, if you're interested in UAB, you can read a preview of the C-USA Tourney here. Tough year for the Blazers, as well.)
— Also bad: The baseball team, which split two during the week vs. South Alabama and Southern Miss (getting drilled in that one) then dropping 2 of 3 at Tulane. Admittedly, Tulane is pretty good. Even so, that Tuesday matchup vs. Auburn in Montgomery looms pretty large, even if it technically doesn't count in the standings.
— On a brighter note, our softball squad — ranked No. 1 in the nation — beat UAB this weekend, to run its record to 17-0. No kidding.
(The gymnasts lost to Oklahoma, for the record, even though our scoring was the best it's been all season. You figure it out.)
— Football related things: Chase Goodbread examines the receiver position before spring; and Nick Saban discusses Trent Richardson's superhuman abilities. Just because, let's relive a few of them.
— Non-Alabama stuff: New Orleans, which barely played a lick of defense the past three years, apparently had bounties on its opponents; two of Atlanta's best young pitchers got shelled yesterday; and Bob Ryan breaks down Sunday's exquisite Celtics-Knicks game as only he can.